30 Days of Denim – Day Sixteen

I have issued a challenge to myself: I will now show you EVERY striped piece of clothing in my closet!

Oh wait, I think I am already doing that. Hmmm, that’s not much of a challenge then is it? Well, it’s Friday and I don’t feel like being challenged so there! I feel like drinking 10 cups of coffee because I stayed up too late reading a book that I am really enjoying and for that my fashion is suffering! A good detective story will do that to a girl.

Here’s What I Came Up With Today:

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Shirt: Banana Republic
Necklace: Banana Republic
Bracelet: Target
Capri Jeans: Ross (FYI, these are the ones that came with yesterday’s free belt! haha)
Heels: Merona for Target (I promise I’m not tipping over in these, it’s just the way the photo looks)

I actually love this shirt though and have to force myself NOT to wear it every day. It feels like silk but is washable! I think they call that rayon…LOL I don’t know — I love the color, the pattern, the texture. It’s a good shirt. So even though I’m making a weird face, trust that I am generally happy with this outfit.

Garrett was actually telling fart jokes while taking these pictures so unfortunately I’m either making a fake smile/annoyed face like I am above or laughing hysterically.

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Yep, I don’t have that cute supermodel — oh look at me, ha ha ha, I’m laughing — kind of face. But then again I bet high fashion photographers don’t tell fart jokes on set. Well maybe they do, what do I know?

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Are you so ready for it? I know I am!

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Life Changing Kitchen Tips – Volume One

Yes, I love hyperbole, so let’s get that admission out of way first thing.

HOWEVER.

These little kitchen tips that I’ve picked up recently are so brilliant that I just can’t keep them to myself any longer.

Tip # 1: Avocado Storage


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Tara changed my life by letting me know you can freeze avocados. Did you know this? Man, you are smart, because I didn’t know this. Her suggestion was to cut in half, remove pit and freeze in a ziploc. I’m sure you get bonus points if you have a vacuum sealer, but I do not. No bonus points for me.

I’ve now frozen avocados mashed and whole and both turned out just fine. I generally buy my avocados at Costco and sometimes they get ripe before we can eat them all. Throwing them in the freezer? Totally solved my waste problem. I have only frozen them for a couple of days so far (we REALLY like avocados around here — we’re Californians after all) but I did not notice a weird texture change or anything once defrosted.

Tip # 2: Stirring Natural Peanut Butter with No Mess


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We buy lots of almond butter and other weird nut butters because in a past life we were giant hippies. Oh also: because they are delicious!  I mean cashew butter?  Have you tried this?  You will die.  But it does irritate the heck out of me when I pull them out of the fridge and the oil has separated and I have to stir the whole thing up because it makes a giant mess. Yes, I realize these are First World Problems, but still.

Life changing solution # 2 comes from Sarah who told me: turn the jar upside down in your fridge. Gravity will stir it for you. I mean — WHY THE HELL DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? And it works! And it is awesome. Now I have more time to stand around in my kitchen and lament the fact that my diamond shoes are too tight or how Garrett’s money clip is just sooooooooo small.

Tip # 3:  Keep Your Apples From Turning Brown When You Slice Them (without citrus!)


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Garrett loves when I out his quirks on the internet and one of them involves apples.  He loves them, but will only eat them sliced (what?)  This baffles me, but whatever.  The problem is, he also will only eat them when they are not brown.  Which gives a window of opportunity of what, three minutes that he can eat apples? So I could never really pack them in his lunch.

But then I found this idea: Slice up an apple and wrap it in a rubber band — it will keep the apple in one piece and it won’t turn brown. I mean, the brilliance of that? Not lost on me.


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Did you know all of these, smartypants?  If so, enlighten me!  Tell me some other kitchen tips have changed your life?

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